Monday, December 25, 2006

Haiku Challenge! Results

I know you've been eagerly awaiting the results of the Running Haiku Challenge! I can't think of a better time to share the results than Christmas Day!

Thank you to all who read this blog. My thanks also to those who comment and share their thoughts, advice and opinions.

I also want to commend those who sent in Haiku's. I was rather tickled by many of them.

Merry Christmas!


Honorable Mention
(in no particular order)


Pins poking blisters
Wrenching black nails from their beds
Runners torture toes

by FastChick


Out of cigarettes
Circle K is on the way
A worthwhile journey

by The Geek of Everything (with Yarsh)


I'm on the treadmill
Sweating but going nowhere
But Springer is on

by Greg Stadnik


I don't feel so good
It's Montezuma's Revenge
Dirty strip club loo

by Yarsh


I race through the park,

Feet barely touching the ground,
To a new PR

by Alan Wagman


Before a big race
Preparation is vital
Don't forget nip guards

by Just12Finish


Throw me the idol
Large boulder rolling towards me
Jock, start the engine

by The Geek of Everything (with Yarsh)


Stuck in traffic now
Just hit some punk ass jogger
Stupid marathon

by Greg Stadnik


I run to be free
To eat and drink in excess and
To run faster than you!

by UptownGirl


Gas is expensive
Fuel light glowing on dashboard
Wait bus driver! Wait!

by The Geek of Everything (with Yarsh)


Forty weeks pregnant
She is never coming out
Try another run

by Kate Sun


I run for myself
Effortlessly up the hills
Breathing crisp air

by Alan Wagman


Mama always said
Stupid is as stupid does
Now run Forrest, run

by The Geek of Everything (with Yarsh)


Taut female rear end
Saying catch me if you can
Keeps me running hard

by Alan Wagman


Mighty rivers flow
Red tide seeps through fabric run
Should'a worn nip guards

by Just12Finish


Threw eggs at a cop
Made sure he was really fat
Leisurely running

by Greg Stadnik


Have need for pizza
Out I go into the night
Mozzarella good

by The Geek of Everything (with Yarsh)


But she had grey hair!
She CAN'T be in my age group.
Bitch stole my trophy.

by FastChick


They say I'm crazy
My feet keep pounding far
Eat my dust I say

Third Runner Up

Friction grits twin peaks
Polyester can't rebuff
Don't forget nip guards

by Just12Finish


Second Runner Up

Twig snaps from behind
No one is camping with me
Large bear with sharp claws

by The Geek of Everything (with Yarsh)


First Runner Up

Red indicator
Means: Portajohn Occupied
I might lose my shit.

by FastChick


Running Haiku Grand Champion

Wearing two layers,
Out in the wintry weather,
I train for Boston

by Alan Wagman


"All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears."
-Lord Alfred Douglas


10 comments:

Chelle said...

Wow...how did you ever decide?

And darn, I came so close!

And what's with Just12Finish's obsession with nip guards??

Ginger Breadman said...

Those were hilarious to read - thanks for putting that together! Happy Holidays!

stephruns said...

so much fun going on here...

have great holidays!!!!!!!!!!!

JustRun said...

How fun! Those were great!

Yarsh said...

We were snubbed! Just kidding - good stuff :-)

Uptown Girl said...

How enjoyable to read! Definitely made for some good laughs:-)

Happy Holidays!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

this

was

AWESOME

Yvonne said...

Nice work Alan, Chelle et al! thanks for the giggle Josh. And I can see how your mind is working these days that you gave Alan's serious submission top prize ;)

Morrissey said...

nice haikus!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Deene said...

thanks for sharing. Feliz ano nuevo!!